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PlantFiles: Snap Bean (String, Green or French Bean)
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Commodore'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Commodore
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bush Kentucky Wonder)

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:
Bush

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral berrygirl On Feb 27, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

A selection from Kentucky Wonder Pole. A standard for the home and market gardener. Tender, stringless, round fleshy 8" pods. Fine quality and excellent flavor. Heavy yields over an extended period. Bush plants, 65 days.

Positive Farmerdill On Nov 27, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Commodore was quite popular among home growers in the 60's. I t is a large round snap ( 7 inches). It tends to be more everbearing than most bush cultivars. This can be a disadvantage if one wants a quick crop as the initial set is not as heavy as other cultivars. It is an advantage if you wish an extended harvest period. It is quite tasty, but not suitable for machine picking or even for market gardening.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brodhead, Kentucky
Felicity, Ohio
Troy, Virginia (2 reports)



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